Let's Play Fair
Sharing, taking turns and obeying rules are the basic elements of fair play.
Run time 8:41Producer Coronet Instructional FilmsSponsor N/AAudio/Visual Sd, B&W
SHOWS THAT SHARING, TAKING TURNS, & OBEYING RULES ARE SOME OF THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF FAIR PLAY.
Boy cuts hand on sharp knife in kitchen sink.
PLAYING RULES SHARING CHILDREN
Danger Lurks Safety
March 24, 2012
It's March 1948
With 29 days having occured in February. So it apparently took a few months to complete and copyright this dull film about bickering kids and their enterprising mother. Shows young kids the reasons for not acting like a self absorbed brat. Nancy Pelosi and some others were obviously absent the day they showed this film.
I never really cared for this format with questions posed to the viewer. I always figured the film would answer those issues on its own.
Depressing house, and by the way, who puts their chemistry set way up on a chest of drawers?
October 23, 2005
Values of the 1940's
The viewer must realize this was made in 1949, and it is made for children. There is nothing wrong in teaching the values of sharing & playing fair among sibblings. It is just that the way it is presented is too simple for today's generation.
September 25, 2003
Lassen Sie uns ehrlich spielen!
If Coronet would ever make a German Expressionistic film, it would certainly look like this. 2 brothers constantly bicker about who's on first, what can they share and so forth. The Older brother gets a chemistry set (lucky him!) and the younger one wants to try it, his brother balks at this (and so does his father). Soon after the two kids are at it again about who will wash and who will dry the dishes, that's resolved too. And on and on it goes. This is a pretty interesting productions filled with odd silent closeups of the boys faces, neat title cards and nice angles. A pretty original film from the Coronet canon.
September 10, 2003
They only wash their dishes once a week?
Boy, you can't get more 40s than this. Herb and (of course) Billy, are brothers. Herb doesn't want to share his chemistry set with the hyperactive Billy, and a fight ensues. Later, both the brothers want to dry, not wash the dishes, and a fight ensues.
After Herb cuts himself (under mysterious circumstances), Billy see his chance to start mixing unknown substances. Guilt and recrimination, though oddly, not a fight, ensue.